Originally Posted by Augeo
It's not really black and white.......... if he's on €55k and the location suits and he's not doing much over 40 hours/week that might well be preferable to getting €65k somewhere else where the above 40 hours/week expectation is significantly more.
All considered though €55k isn't great for his experience IMO.
He's still underpaid, the company don't factor in how close he lives to the office on their salary calculations.
The only thing is, as its hard enough for us to know well we're being paid ATM, it's also quite difficult for companies to keep tab as to how well they stack up.
I know when I got an much better offer and moved jobs, many of my previous peers got a decent increase